Jeraldine Phneah (彭嘉琳), 26, is a Singaporean who shares ideas on how young adults can achieve a better life and a better society. She mainly covers bread and butter issues such as economy; education and transport. She also shares ideas on how Millennials can cope with the high cost of living and tough labour market.
She first gained prominence when she was 22 as she joined Miss Singapore to raise awareness for her campaign to lift the ban on dialects on television. In 2015, she was also one of the top 10 finalists at the Singapore Blog Awards. She was also recognized by the National Population & Talent Division for influencing others to be well-informed voters. Jeraldine has also been featured in several other publications including Forbes; Her World Magazine; The Sunday Times; Shin Min Daily and Lianhe Zaobao.
In her day job, Jeraldine works as a regional account manager in the technology industry. She recently won Women Leading Change Awards 2017 and was identified as a rising star who has the potential to form the next generation of leaders in the industry.
Outside of work, she volunteers at the East Coast – Feng Shan district with weekly house visits and a monthly food distribution program for lower-income residents. She is also passionate about environmental issues and is currently on the organizing committee of the Singapore Eco Film Festival 2017. She loves scuba-diving and hopes to become a certified rescue diver by 2018.
Jeraldine graduated from Nanyang Technological University where she studied journalism and public policy. She is also an alumnus of Victoria Junior College. She also enjoys practicing wing chun; photography; cooking; reading non-fiction and taking care of her three pet rabbits.